Who are the Awliyaa’ of Allaah and who are the Awliyaa’ of Shaytaan?

Question 528: Who are the righteous and pious Slaves of Allaah and the allies of Satan?

Answer:  The Awliyaa’ (pious people) of Allaah are the pious believers as Allaah (Exalted be He) says in the Aayah (Qur’aanic verse) which states: No doubt! Verily, the Awliyaa’ of Allaah [i.e. those who believe in the Oneness of Allaah and fear Allaah much (abstain from all kinds of sins and evil deeds which he has forbidden), and love Allaah much (perform all kinds of good deeds which He has ordained)], no fear shall come upon them nor shall they grieve. Those who believed (in the Oneness of Allaah – Islaamic Monotheism), and used to fear Allaah much (by abstaining from evil deeds and sins and by doing righteous deeds)...read more here.